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Gretchen Parlato

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Gretchen Parlato artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Gretchen Parlato performing at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, N.Y. July 28.

June 13, 2013 Hear Caramoor Jazz Festival sets from a quietly affecting singer and a distinctive hard bop band.

Tillery. L-R: Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens.

September 27, 2011 The trio of Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens sings and strums original tunes.

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Gretchen Parlato performs at the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

July 5, 2012 From two stages at Newport, hear a gifted young singer and the Latin side of Herbie Hancock.

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Gretchen Parlato

August 7, 2010 Parlato uses her light and feathery voice in ways that request and reward further attention.

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Edward Simon and Gretchen Parlato in rehearsal

March 10, 2011 At the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., Simon premieres a contemplative new jazz work.

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Studio Sessions

Gretchen Parlato performs at WBGO.

September 15, 2009 The gifted young singer defies easy categorization in a session recorded for WBGO's The Checkout.

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Interviews & Profiles

As a jazz singer and a vocal coach, Gretchen Parlato is in demand.

May 1, 2011 She may not be a belter, but Parlato has fine-tuned a breathy vocal style on her new album.

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Gretchen Parlato.

March 28, 2011 Hear a live discussion with the sotto voce jazz vocalist about her new album The Lost And Found.

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Discover Songs

Ravi Coltrane

December 23, 2009 Jazz's future is bright: All but three musicians on Shaunna Morrison Machosky's Top 10 are under 40.

Gretchen Parlato 4:3

October 19, 2009 The latest mix from All Songs Considered features some of the best new jazz recordings of 2009.

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July 20, 2009 With pianist Robert Glasper, Parlato infuses SWV's soul hit "Weak" with sensual, no-frills beauty.

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June 1, 2006 Rising jazz star Gretchen Parlato pares her musical arsenal down to the soul-baring essentials.

Reviews

Gretchen Parlato's new album is The Lost and Found.

April 19, 2011 The Lost and Found sparkles from beginning to end, but one song in particular stands out.

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July 20, 2009 With pianist Robert Glasper, Parlato infuses SWV's soul hit "Weak" with sensual, no-frills beauty.

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June 1, 2006 Rising jazz star Gretchen Parlato pares her musical arsenal down to the soul-baring essentials.

More Stories

The cover art to Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook.

December 9, 2011 Here are 10 examples of radical imagination, and radical re-imagination, in a great year for jazz.

Cover art for Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Frank Ocean and more artists from F to J.

Trombone Shorty.

June 20, 2011 Listen to a mix of musicians performing at this year's Montreal Jazz Festival, which begins June 25.

Jill Scott album cover

June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Jill Scott and more artists F-J.

Gretchen Parlato's new album is The Lost and Found.

March 27, 2011 Here's a singer with an uncommon voice and the slippery quality often abbreviated "musicality."

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